Wheat: The UNhealthy Whole Grain presentation by Dr. Davis | Jan 22, 2012 | Wheat Belly presentations | 33 commentsI recently gave a Wheat Belly presentation at a local Milwaukee High School (Dominican H.S. in Whitefish Bay) to benefit their Athletic Fund:Part 1Part 2(Unfortunately, the camera battery pooped out at the end, so a bit is cut off.)Share on FacebookTweetSaveShare this:TwitterFacebookRelated33 Comments Jess on January 27, 2012 at 7:31 pm I work in the Milwaukee area and would really like to see one of your speaking engagements live. Any chance you will post these in advance in the future? Log in to Reply Tim on January 24, 2012 at 2:29 pm Dr. Davis, Could you please share with us the reactions and responses of the teens to your lecture? I hope some of them got the message.Thanks,Tim Log in to Reply Dr. Davis on January 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm Hi, Tim–The kids were unusually quiet. I’m not sure they know what hit them!The audience included my 14-year old stepson and his friend, who are doing a project on this idea. I think they had a bit of a hard time following the arguments. It made me more aware that, to reach a younger audience, we will somehow need to simplify the message. Log in to Reply PJ on January 25, 2012 at 4:42 pm The kids may have been sitting there looking like deer in headlights, but I know from previous experience, one of these days, they are going to remember what you said. I’d give anything to eavesdrop on their little group conversations! Log in to Reply Tori Spinoso on January 24, 2012 at 3:01 am Can’t wait for part 3! Loved the first two. Very easy to follow! Log in to Reply JP on January 24, 2012 at 2:14 am Truly an excellent presentation. Thanks for posting this! Log in to Reply Barbara on January 23, 2012 at 10:13 pm Dr. Davis, I am trying to get the blood test endomysium antibody here in Vancouver, British Columbia and none of the labs do it?? Can you tell me why? Would appreciate any assistance. I have just had the HLA DQ2 and DQB blood test and waiting for my results. Also I made your eggplant bake and loved it! Thanks, Barbara Log in to Reply Dr. Davis on January 24, 2012 at 1:38 pm Sorry, Barbara, I can’t answer for why your specific lab does not run this measure.They might, however, be running the transglutaminase antibody or gliadin antibody. Log in to Reply k britt on January 23, 2012 at 9:45 pm Dr. Davis, I mill my own flour out of organic wheat berries. Does this make a diference? Log in to Reply Boundless on January 23, 2012 at 10:12 pm Nope. See:You can put lipstick on a pig . . . https://drdavisinfinitehealth.com/2011/11/you-can-put-lipstick-on-a-pig/Reverting to einkorn doesn’t help much either. This is a 10,000 year old mistake that simply needs to be stopped. Log in to Reply Dr. Davis on January 24, 2012 at 1:39 pm Nope. Sorry, K, but it’s still wheat with all the nasty business in it. Log in to Reply Kari W on January 23, 2012 at 9:14 pm Dr Davis – I’ve really enjoyed listening to you on various Podcasts, most recently Jimmy Moore’s. Do you have any suggestions for finding local doctors (I’m in the VA / DC / MD area) who support more of a nutrition-based health protocol? Specifically cardiologists… I give health presentations and run Paleo challenges in the area, and I often have clients who come to me just so troubled because they are stuck with a doctor who’s telling them to avoid dietary fat and instead have their daily morning bowl of cheerios to ‘lower cholesterol’. I checked the paleo physicians network, but so far this area only shows some Chiropractic options. thanks so much for any help! Log in to Reply Anya on January 23, 2012 at 9:13 pm Saw this on Youtube! What a great lecture. I think part of your success is being able to explain things in a really simple and easy to follow way that makes total sense. So many medical types use tons of jargon and come off as snotty and arrogant. You come across as very relatable and likable!! More to come, I hope. Maybe you could do a lecture series! Log in to Reply Dr. Davis on January 24, 2012 at 1:39 pm Thanks, Anya! Log in to Reply Jeanne on January 23, 2012 at 8:22 pm Didn’t know where to post this, but Dr Oz show is having a segment on gastric bypass with the gist being ” why aren’t more people with diabetes and obesity getting it and how wonderful the health benefits…Scrolled down to the comment section and the FIRST poster mentioned Wheatbelly! She also mentioned the mutant wheat and it’s role in this issue. Yea! Btw, at the moment they are saying Bypass sx is better than medical management. Really pushing this for some crazy reason. I’ve had lots of patient with lifelong nutritional problems after gastric bypass. Log in to Reply Boundless on January 23, 2012 at 8:36 pm > … gastric bypass …The only person I ever knew who elected this, died on the table. It was his last resort, after trying and failing on every diet then available (circa 1990). Needless.Even the nominal outcomes for this procedure are sobering, and the complications and side effects are appalling. And, of course, if they continue to consume wheat, it may result in less weight gain, but still inflicts all its other damage.Why doesn’t modern medicine at least suggest trying low-carb grain-free for a month first? Log in to Reply Jenny on January 23, 2012 at 7:37 pm Dr. Davis, In your book you write about using cream cheese. Is any regular fat / plain cream cheese ok…? I know most have guar gum etc in it. It’s ok to use this cream cheese?Thanks so much Log in to Reply Josey on January 23, 2012 at 5:26 pm Many gluten intolerant patients seem to tolerate “sprouted wheat” products. What is your evaluation of the effect of sprouting on wheat? Does it change it in a way that would make it less detrimental or would it have the same effect? Log in to Reply Boundless on January 23, 2012 at 6:56 pm See: https://drdavisinfinitehealth.com/2011/08/am-i-too-thin/#comment-453Tip: found using google and search string: sprouted wheat site:wheatbellyblog.com Log in to Reply Karen on January 23, 2012 at 4:55 pm Thank you so much for posting these videos!Dr Davis, do you have any thoughts or comments on the use of xylitol as an alternative to other sweeteners? My understanding from what I’ve read about it is that it is very low on the glycemic index.Thanks again! Log in to Reply dale on January 24, 2012 at 3:11 am Karen, xylitol, erythritol, stevia and Truvia are all good. Log in to Reply Sybille Hartmann on January 23, 2012 at 3:19 pm Dear Dr. Davis, I too want to thank you very much for uploading this excellent (!!!) presentation. It is just too bad that the camera stopped working. Therefore I want to urge/ beg you as well to please do another lecture like this and have it professionally recorded with the slides visible. It would be a very (!!!!) valuable teaching material for schools or health activist, like me, to bring your important message to the communities. For 25+ years it was my dedication to provide the healthiest, nutrient dense food to my family . I considered whole wheat and other gluten containing whole grains the quintessence of healthy eating. I even volunteered to educate others about the superior nutritional value of whole wheat/grains. In the last several years however I came across information that made me alter the preparation process for grains through sprouting or fermenting, which may have helped neutralizing some of the problems associated with them. But your book helped me understand that in the course of eating that way I had in fact become addicted to wheat and had possibly inflicted a few other imbalances on my body which I am now determined to undo. I was finally able and willing to eliminate wheat and other grains from my diet. I am very grateful to you!!! The 180 degree turnaround in my mindset still amazes me, but the truth is the truth and needs to be spread. That said, I cannot wait to pop your presentation hopefully in its FULL length into a projector soon and show it to anyone who is willing to listen. Log in to Reply Nina on January 23, 2012 at 3:01 pm Dear Dr DavisGreat lecture and good to see this work going into schools.RegardsNinaPS Is that a bit of rice belly I see you carrying, or did the camera angle/lighting distort the view? Log in to Reply a different Heidi on January 23, 2012 at 2:22 pm Fantastic! I am curious if you also held a Q&A afterwards, and what the response was. Log in to Reply Lisa on January 23, 2012 at 1:37 pm Dr Davis I was wondering about your interview with CBC. I would like to be able to listen to it. Do you have a link for it? Log in to Reply Gail on January 24, 2012 at 6:52 pm here is the link but it might raise your blood pressure:http://www.cbc.ca/video/news/audioplayer.html?clipid=2150942425 Log in to Reply Lisa on January 25, 2012 at 3:56 am “it might raise your blood pressure”Gail, Oh I hope that doesn’t mean they put a negative spin. Thanks and much appreciated. I’ll have a listen tomorrow morning. Log in to Reply Lisa on January 25, 2012 at 4:41 am I couldn’t wait until morning. Had to listen.Dr Davis you spoke well and I enjoyed listening.As for the nutritionist I’m saddened but not surprised. Log in to Reply Lisa on January 23, 2012 at 1:21 pm Hi Dr Davis, I just wanted to thank you for uploading this presentation. I thought it was excellent. I really enjoy your blog. Log in to Reply J E Young on January 23, 2012 at 11:18 am Dr. Davis, An excellent presentation, very clear and simple explanation of your ideas about wheat. Please consider finishing your power point slides and talk, possibly just video it in your office with a small camera, and make a part 3 to add to YouTube. Or as suggested above, a professional re-do of the complete presentation with the actual slides inserted (no turning to press the forward button or coughing :-) would make a good DVD. Thanks for all you do, trust the benefit was a big success. Log in to Reply Michael Kovacs on January 23, 2012 at 5:40 am Dr. Davis, Your presentation is so well presented. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was a bit disappointed at the end when your camera quit at probably the most important part of your lecture. Anyway Your presentation is so well done it should be available on DVD and sold through your website. This would be excellent material for teachers and anyone who wants to learn the truth about wheat. Log in to Reply Dr. Davis on January 23, 2012 at 1:32 pm Thanks, Michael.More to come . . . with ending included! Log in to Reply Lisa on January 25, 2012 at 4:00 am Hi Dr Davis,Is there any chance you could let me know when you have it fixed up? I wanted to post a link to it in the resource section of my blog.Thanks for your consideration Log in to ReplySubmit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.